And as he taught them, he said, “Is it not written: ‘My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations’? But you have made it ‘a den of robbers.” (NIV)
God makes it plain that His house is to be called a house of prayer for all nations.
That means every nation in the world. Let's face it, we aren't there yet.
So let us pray this prayer today:
Lord, we lift up all the churches in every nation to you. The churches in our cities in America and the churches in every nation on earth.
When you were on earth over 2,000 years ago you said in Mark 11:17 that it was
written what your churches would be, but that we made it a den of robbers.
We need you to awaken in our hearts this desire for your house to be called the house of prayer.
We have allowed watered down versions of your word to be preached in our churches, we have allowed the feel good version of what we want and not what you want to be preached from the pulpits.
Lord we ask your forgiveness and ask you to come and clean out our hearts and our churches. Awaken in all of us the desire to hear your words and to communicate with you every day. Deepen in us the revelation knowledge of what we all must do to walk with you daily. Immerse our leaders and pastors into your word. Write your words on their hearts, let your words procede out of their mouths; when they come into the churches to preach let it be your words they preach not their own. Let your words touch every member of the congreations all over the world to go forth and be beacons of light for all.